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Star Wars: We Don’t Do Weddings by Kathy Tyers

We Don’t Do Weddings is an audio dramatization based on a short story by Kathy Tyers originally published in the short story collection Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina (Star Wars).

The story recounts the backstory of the Bith band that plays the Cantina theme in A New Hope — how did a group that “played in the finest palladiums in the galaxy” end up in a dirty Mos Eisley Cantina? Figran D’An and the Modal Nodes had been the exclusive band for Jabba the Hutt until accepting a gig for the wedding reception for another Tatooine gangster. Normally, the band doesn’t “do weddings” because they’re too much trouble for far too few credits, but the offer this time is too good to pass up: a surprising amount of credits and free run of the sabaac tables when on break.

The dramatization is simply exceptional and the voice acting, particularly the Bith narrator (Doikk Na’ts, the fizzz player), is top notch. The audio producer liberally adds appropriate background noises, Star Wars sound effects, and soundtrack snippets to bring the story to life. Several new Modal Nodes tunes were also performed.

You may need to listen to the story several times before fully appreciating the story, but you’ll want to…. it’s THAT good.

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  1. May 7, 2009 at 1:55 am

    And Tyers is one of my favorite SW authors. I’ve even read some of her non-SW books.

  2. May 11, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I’ll have to loan you the CD sometime. Really good…honest.

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